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  • Monday, August 19, 2013

    The idea that people can get a quality education at an institution that may be located hundreds if not thousands of miles away from their home and yet not have to relocate to get that education is an attractive feature of online or distance-based education. According to Inside Higher Ed, in 2011 one-third of all students enrolled in postsecondary education had taken an accredited online course in a postsecondary institution.

  • Monday, August 19, 2013

    Today, Duke University School of Nursing faculty members Dr. Margaret “Midge” Bowers, Dr. Penny Cooper and Dr. Rémi Hueckel fill their days by teaching students, conducting research and working with patients. But once, these three women were first responders racing to accident scenes and urgent medical emergencies—not in an ambulance but in a Duke Life Flight helicopter. Each has more than a decade of experience working as a flight nurse. Dr. Bowers was part of the crew from 1988 to 1999, Dr. Cooper from 1990 to 2000 and Dr. Hueckel from 1998 to 2000.

  • Friday, August 9, 2013

    On July 23, 2013, Dr. Dorothy Powell attended the Fortieth Annual General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) of the Caribbean Community Secretariat in Port of Spain, Trinidad. At the meeting, Dr. Powell presented on The End of a Chapter: The Development of the Pillars Framework.

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    (From Summer 2013 Duke Nursing magazine)

    By Jim Rogalski

    A few years ago in a top New York City fashion design firm, Ellen Urbanowicz sat across the table from Generation Y pop stars Jessica and Ashley Simpson, whose “Tween” clothing line was all the rage. Urbanowicz—then age 24—and fellow designers were charged with keeping the label fresh and edgy.

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Duke University School of Nursing was named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the Board of Governors of the National League for Nursing (NLN). The only nursing school this year to be selected for “Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty,” the School of Nursing was singled out as a national leader in nursing education. The Duke University School of Nursing is one of only 25 schools of nursing in the nation to have earned a Center of Excellence recognition from the NLN.

  • Friday, July 19, 2013

    From the bedside to the boardroom, nurses are influencing the future of healthcare and the Nursing and Healthcare Leadership specialty in the MSN Program at Duke University School of Nursing is preparing its graduates to fill traditional and emerging leadership roles.

  • Friday, July 12, 2013

    The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has selected Lisa Day, PhD, RN, CNRN, CNE, as a 2013 Macy Faculty Scholar. Dr. Day, an assistant professor at the Duke University School of Nursing, will devote her two-year fellowship to advancing inter-professional education by designing a course on professional values, including standards of compassion, empathy and service for nursing and medical students. The Macy Faculty Scholars program, initiated in 2010, is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

  • Friday, July 12, 2013

    Dr. Merwin stands next to a portrait of Ann Henshaw Gardiner, director of nursing education at Duke from 1930 to 1940.

    One year ago, Dr. Elizabeth Merwin stepped into the role of executive vice-dean at Duke University School of Nursing. She left behind a successful career at the University of Virginia where she was widely known for her teaching, academic excellence and research, especially in improving health care for underserved and rural populations.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Three Duke University School of Nursing faculty members were recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

    Dr. Rémi Hueckel received the AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence in North Carolina. This is given annually to a nurse practitioner in each state who has demonstrated excellence in nurse practitioner (NP) clinical practice.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013

    During the summer, many Duke University School of Nursing students, faculty, staff and alumni travel throughout the world to participate in academic partnerships, community service and research initiatives.

    To help capture the School’s growing presence around the world, members of the DUSON community are encouraged to document their travels and experiences and share their photos as part of the "Our Global Summer" photo essay contest.

    The contest has been extended until September 30!

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    (From Winter 2013 Duke Nursing magazine)

    By Angela Spivey

    During her clinical rotation at the WATCH Mobile Medical Unit, Duke MSN student Chan Wu diagnoses and treats people with diabetes, asthma, HIV, and more.

  • Friday, May 31, 2013

    Duke School of Nursing Assistant Professor Dr. Kathy Wood returns for the second year of DukeEngage in Lebanon with seven Duke undergraduate students. Dr. Wood, who serves as the program leader, said the Duke students will be partnering with a Lebanese service organization, Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP), for their six weeks in Lebanon; the group will be there from June 12 until August 9.

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